The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square meters and is the ninth largest palace in the world.
Pope Gregory XIII (r1572-85) originally chose the site and over the next 150 years the top architects of the day worked on it, including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Domenico Fontana and Carlo Maderno.
In the beginning, the building served as the papal residence. It was in fact here were the ‘800 conclave was held.
In 1870 the palace became the residence of the King of Italy and in the First World War some halls served as a military hospital.
One of the Quirinal Palace‘s jewels is the garden, which is considered a kind of “island” that overlooks Rome from a privileged vantage point. Overall, the Quirinal’s gardens measure 4 hectares.
The Quirinal Gardens, over the centuries have changed depending on the tastes and needs of the papal court.
In Piazza del Quirinale (the square in front of the entrance) you can enjoy a glowing Roman sunset, if you are in the neighborhood on a Sunday you can catch the weekly changing of the guard.
– Piazza del Quirinale
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